THE EFFECTS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY ANXIETY ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN RELATION TO CHEMISTRY ATTITUDE AND ORGANIC CHEMISTRY ACHIEVEMENT
Authors: Namudar İzzet Kurbanoğlu
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The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of organic chemistry anxiety on sophomore undergraduate students in relation to chemistry attitude and organic chemistry achievement. The participants were 228 sophomore undergraduate students, enrolled in organic chemistry courses. Anxiety and attitude were measured using O-CAS and CAS, respectively. O-CA was measured by determining a point total for each student, using the results of exams and quizzes from organic chemistry courses. The results of an ANOVA showed a significant difference in the means for O-CA and chemistry attitudes scores between the low, moderate, and high anxiety groups. The findings also revealed a moderate, significant negative correlation between organic chemistry anxiety and achievement, and a small, significant negative correlation between organic chemistry anxiety and chemistry attitudes. In addition, there was a small, significant positive correlation between chemistry attitudes and organic chemistry achievement.